From FREE transport available to all 16-18 year old students to the opportunity to loan a laptop during your studies, we’re always identifying ways we can support our students so that they can focus on their goals without any additional financial stress.
Take a look at the types of financial support we can offer at Cheshire College.
We’ve outlined some of the different types of financial support available that you may be eligible for as a 16-18 year old student. We have a dedicated team focused on making this process as simple and smooth for you as possible. You can always message the team at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can take a look at some of the support available below.
The 16-19 Bursary Fund
This fund provides financial support to help 16-18 year old students remain in education.
Students can also apply for a discretionary bursary if they enrolled on a course at the age of 16-18 and are continuing on the same course now that they’re aged 19 or over. Or if they have an Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP).
There are two types of this kind of bursary:
Further information about this can be found at www.gov.uk/1619-bursary-fund/eligibility.
Students aged between 16-18 years old may be eligible for a free meal every day that they’re on Campus throughout their studies.
To learn more about who is eligible for this, please visit www.gov.uk/guidance/16-to-18-education-free-meals-in-further-education.
Our students travel to College from Cheshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Merseyside, North Wales and beyond.
We have an Eco Travel plan which aims to reduce traffic volume, encourage cycling and walking and provide opportunities for access to public and contracted vehicles. As part of this sustainable plan, we offer FREE transport for all full time students aged 16-18 living over one mile from the Campus where their course is delivered.
There are three different options available depending on your home location:
For students aged under 19 years old where a College Coach service exists, this is the only service that the College will subsidise.
To find out if there is a service available to suit you, get in touch with one of our College Transport Offices based at the Campus where you will be studying:
Crewe Campus: 01270 654654
Ellesmere Port Campus: 01244 656200
Chester Campus: 01244 656200
Cycling to College
The College encourages staff and students who live within three miles of their Campus to maximise their environmental friendliness by cycling to College. We have plenty of secure cycle storage and cycle racks. There are also changing and drying facilities in the Sports department to enable cyclists to change before going to class.
We’ve outlined some of the different types of financial support available that you may be eligible for as a 19+ Student or Adult student. We have a dedicated team focused on making this process as simple and smooth for you as possible. You can always speak to them at email@example.com, and you can take a look at some of the support available below.
Advanced Learner Loan
If you are doing a Level 3 or Level 4 qualification, you may need to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your tuition fees. If this is the case, then you will need a funding and information letter from the College before you can complete your application. If you need any further advice or support with this, then please speak to a member of our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be happy to help.
Loan Bursary Fund
Advanced Learner Loan Bursary Students may apply to get support from the Loan Bursary Fund after they have received a letter approving their Advanced Learner Loan. The support can help pay for things like:
AEB Support Fund
Full and part-time funded students aged 19+ may be eligible to apply for support from the AEB fund. This support can help pay for things like:
Please be aware that the two types of support above are means tested and available for household incomes below £30,000.
Apprentices working more than 33 hours a week are entitled to the same benefits as everyone else in the workplace. These include:
There are two types of student loans available to you.
Tuition Fee Loan
To help cover the cost of your course fees
To help towards accommodation and other living costs
More details about this type of student finance can be found at www.gov.uk/student-finance.